What is an intensive care specialist?

Neil R Orford
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50337
Published online: 7 October 2019

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“What do you do for a living?” A simple question. A natural conversation progression in so many settings. At social gatherings, school functions, passing time with Uber drivers in peak hour traffic, sharing elbow space on planes, side‐by‐side leaning on fences watching weekend sport. Yet after 20 years, I still fumble the answer.

  • 1 University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, VIC
  • 2 Deakin University, Geelong, VIC
  • 3 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


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